We invest in training to help everyone to develop to their full potential. We make sure that our staff have the knowledge and experience to tackle urgent client projects when required.

By encouraging people to learn and improve their skills, and promoting internally, we support succession planning for our future business.

Hear from HSQE adviser Chantal Austin about her career progression.

Find out more about health, safety, quality and environment at VGC on the HSQE page.

The right people for each project

We plan workforce requirements with our partners and clients before projects start, so we have the right expert people for each project. We review staffing histograms and manage recruitment and training to make sure our teams have the right skills.

Trainee and lookout on railway

Because we work across a number of sectors, including civil engineering, rail, utilities, nuclear and M&E, we can cross-skill people to work in areas that are most suitable for them and for our clients. People know their skills are valued, and they enjoy sustainable employment and job satisfaction. And that means that VGC attracts and retains the best people.

We believe that local people should benefit from major projects, so we liaise with local labour brokerages to encourage applications from the communities where we work. We are committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of what we do, and we help people from under-represented groups to find employment and to develop.

To support and encourage people into the construction industry, we offer

Our support for our people has led to our winning the Training award in the inaugural CECA Infrastructure 21 awards.

See our training and development policy.

The training room at Cardinal House
The training room at Cardinal House